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Bangkok Tours

Tours of Bangkok allow you to experience this lively, historic city at its best. Whether you want to explore its bustling streets and luxury malls or combine a city break with the beach or the beautiful mountains of Thailand, we’ll help you book your ideal Bangkok tour. Pick from one of our ready-made itineraries below or speak to our destination specialists and plan your own tour.

Rail lovers will find plenty of Bangkok tours to suit them. Book the Eastern & Oriental Express Bangkok to Singapore and spend three nights exploring the temples, luxury restaurants, hotels and malls of Bangkok before boarding your luxury train. Glide through the beautiful countryside, learning about the Bridge over the River Kwai, rice paddies and historic towns of Malaysia and more before finishing in Singapore. There is also the option to take the train journey from Singapore to Bangkok.

If a cruise is more your idea of the perfect Bangkok tour, choose our Seven Seas Voyager Asia Cruise. Enjoy the luxury facilities on board as you sail between Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.    

10 days

Eastern & Oriental Express Bangkok to Singapore

Guide Price £4,769 pp  

The Eastern & Oriental Express is the ultimate centrepiece of a visit to the Far East. A subtle balance of eastern culture, cuisine and western comforts means that you can enjoy the best of everything - travelling in style and...

Adventure holidays

Eastern & Oriental Express Bangkok to Singapore
10 days

Eastern & Oriental Express Singapore to Bangkok

Guide Price £4,229 pp  

The Eastern & Oriental Express is the ultimate centrepiece of a visit to the Far East. A subtle balance of Eastern culture and cuisine and Western comforts means that you can enjoy the best of everything - travelling in style...

Couples Holidays

Eastern & Oriental Express Singapore to Bangkok
3 days

River Kwai Float House Tour

Guide Price £499 pp  

Explore the best of Kanchanburi and the River Kwai, while staying in unique accommodation. The River Kwai Floathouse is reached only via the river and offers luxurious safari-style tents which float on the river. With a variety of activities and...

Escorted tours

River Kwai Float House Tour
18 days Seven Seas Voyager

Seven Seas Voyager Asia Cruise

Guide Price £9,869 pp  

Start in style with a city stay in Singapore, soak up the amazing city views from the Singapore Flyer or the SkyPark Observation Deck atop the iconic Marina Bay Sands before boarding the Seven Seas Voyager® and embarking on your...

Iconic journeys

Seven Seas Voyager Asia Cruise

Expert Tips

Christie

Destination Executive

“The birthplace of street food, visiting Chinatown is an absolute must for foodies. Sink your teeth into simmering Khao Mun Gai (steamed chicken with rice), sai krok issan (sour Issan sausage) and sample authentic Pad Thai.”

Martyn

Destination Manager

“Keep in mind that prices at the more popular Thai markets will be inflated, due to the large influx of tourists, and bartering is expected. Vendors will appreciate you knowing basic Thai, especially when delivered with a smile.”

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“Though it’s tempting to snap a quick selfie or picture inside the temples, it’s common etiquette to keep your phone and cameras away. Out of respect, make sure all of your snaps are taken outside of the temples.”

Frequently Asked Questions

As with the rest of Thailand, Bangkok uses the Thai baht. We recommend converting your currency before arrival, as airport conversions may not be favourable. While many restaurants, bars and hotels will accept debit or credit card payment, it is wise to have cash handy for purchases in local markets and from smaller businesses. Please also note that there may be international usage fees for card payments and ATM withdrawals. ATMs are widely available across Bangkok but become less so, the further you venture from the city.

The official language of Thailand is Thai, though English is considered a second language in city centres and more popular tourist areas. Typically, market vendors in these areas will know basic English but you should not expect them to be fluent, therefore we recommend bringing a Thai phrasebook to make conversing with them easier.

We advise dressing modestly and covering up your shoulders and legs when visiting places of worship. Many gatekeepers will offer you a sarong or scarf to cover up, for a small fee, but you should not rely on this. Most temples will require you to remove your shoes before entering.

The bustling streets of Bangkok are alive with the banter of vendors, the aromas of sizzling street food and the cacophony of tuk-tuk horns as they whiz through the streets. A foodie haven and cultural hotspot, Thailand’s smiley capital is laden with sacred temples, pulsing markets, dazzling lights and glimmering malls.

Why you'll love Bangkok...

• Shopping for exquisite teas, antiques and fresh fruit at the Chatuchak Weekend Market
• Taking in stunning panoramas from the spire of the Wat Arun temple
• Wandering the ornate grounds of the Grand Palace
• Discovering the 14th century Emerald Buddha of Wat Phra Kaew
• Enjoying a riverboat cruise along the Chao Phraya River
• Exploring the maze of canals at the Damnoen Saduak floating market
• Observing the incredible Reclining Buddha of Wat Pho and dropping a coin in the bronze bowls for good luck
• Making your way across the city by tuk-tuk
• Partaking in a spot of Westernised retail therapy at the Siam Paragon megamall
• Gazing up at the bright lights of Khaosan Road

Did you know?

• The full name of the city of Bangkok, commonly referred to as ‘City of Angels’, is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit and is officially the longest place name in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records.
• Statistics indicate that Bangkok is one of the world’s hottest cities, with the air temperature rising as high as 40°C.
• During Thai New Year celebrations, Bangkok hosts the world’s largest annual street water fight, known as the Songkran festival.